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Beers containing CBD, THC or other marijuana based components are not legal in Wyoming and will not be accepted as entries or judged.

Additionally, seltzer style "beers" are not an eligible judging category for this compeition.

Awards Ceremony: April 27th, 2023, 6pm @ Blacktooth Brewing - Cheyenne. We will attempt to livestream the awards on our YouTube channel ( 

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older. Beer, mead and cider is judged according to BJCP 2021 guidelines

Three bottles or cans per entry are recommended. Two bottles or cans are the minimum Entries without a 3rd bottle may not be eligible for pro-am consideration. 12oz brown glass bottles or unlabeled/unmarked cans are preferred. Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

All mailed entries must received at the mailing location by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the entry deadline by 12:00 noon.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers may only enter each subcategory once. For example, participants may enter a Belgian Pale (16B) and Belgian Saison (16C), but may not enter two Saisons, even if they are different brews. Specialty categores will allow for multiple entries per subcategory. 

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles or cans will not be returned to entrants.


BJCP 2021 Judging Styles

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Select or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kölsch5C German Helles Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Märzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier8A Munich Dunkel
8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock 9B Eisbock
9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier10B Dunkels Weissbier
10C Weizenbock 11A Ordinary Bitter11B Best Bitter
11C Strong Bitter12A British Golden Ale12B Australian Sparkling Ale
12C English IPA13A Dark Mild13B British Brown Ale
13C English Porter14A Scottish Light14B Scottish Heavy
14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale15B Irish Stout
15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout16B Oatmeal Stout
16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout17A British Strong Ale
17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barley Wine18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
20A American Porter20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA 21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA 21B3 Brown IPA 21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA 21B6 White IPA 21B7 Brut IPA
21C Hazy IPA22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine23A Berliner Weisse
23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic
23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic 23G Gose
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Bière de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Belgian Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer 27A1 Kellerbier
27A2 Kentucky Common27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 London Brown Ale
27A5 Piwo Grodziskie27A6 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A7 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A8 Roggenbier27A9 Sahti28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer 28C Wild Specialty Beer 28D Straight Sour Beer
29A Fruit Beer 29B Fruit and Spice Beer 29C Specialty Fruit Beer
29D Grape Ale 30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 30B Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C Winter Seasonal Beer 30D Specialty Spice Beer 31A Alternative Grain Beer
31B Alternative Sugar Beer 32A Classic Style Smoked Beer 32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer 34A Commercial Specialty Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer 34C Experimental Beer LSX1 Dorada Pampeana
LSX2 IPA ArgentaLSX3 Italian Grape Ale LSX4 Catharina Sour
LSX5 New Zealand PilsnerC1A New World Cider C1B English Cider
C1C French Cider C1D New World Perry C1E Traditional Perry
C2A New England Cider C2B Cider with Other Fruit C2C Applewine
C2D Ice Cider C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices C2F Specialty Cider/Perry
M1A Dry Mead M1B Semi-Sweet Mead M1C Sweet Mead
M2A Cyser M2B Pyment M2C Berry Mead
M2D Stone Fruit Mead M2E Melomel M3A Fruit and Spice Mead
M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead M4A Braggot M4B Historical Mead
M4C Experimental Mead   


Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3

Judging Sessions

Depot St (4/15)
Monday, April 15, 2024 6:00 PM, MDT

Depot St (4/17)
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 6:00 PM, MDT

Depot St (4/19)
Friday, April 19, 2024 6:00 PM, MDT

Depot St (4/20 AM)
Saturday, April 20, 2024 9:00 AM, MDT

Depot St (4/20 PM)
Saturday, April 20, 2024 12:45 PM, MDT

Depot St (4/22)
Monday, April 22, 2024 6:00 PM, MDT

Depot St (4/24)
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 6:00 PM, MDT

Depot St (4/26 PM)
Friday, April 26, 2024 6:00 PM, MDT

Blacktooth Brewing (4/27 AM1)
Saturday, April 27, 2024 9:00 AM, MDT

Blacktooth Brewing (4/27 AM2)
Saturday, April 27, 2024 11:00 AM, MDT

Blacktooth Brewing (4/27 PM)
Saturday, April 27, 2024 1:30 PM, MDT


Best of Show

Best beers in each Category will be judged in a final round to determine the Best of Show Beer.

All placing beers are eligible to be selected by professional breweries for pro-am or brew on premises selection. Only AHA members are eligible for these awards. Please provide a valid AHA membership number on your profile. 

See sponsors for information on pro-am and brew on premise awards. 

High Plains Drafters will also be choosing a special Best of Wyoming beer, which will have a special award. 



The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed. Awards will be streamed live on YouTube (

Ribbons will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each table.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer and Best of Show Mead/Cider selected.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Award ribbons will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Award ribbons not picked up will be mailed back to participants.

Score sheets will be scanned and emailed back to participants.

Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.


Awards Ceremony

Blacktooth Brewing, Cheyenne
520 W 19th St., Cheyenne, WY
Saturday, April 27, 2024 6:00 PM, MDT


Circuit Qualification

8 Seconds of Froth is a circuit competition for the Circuit of America which is a part of the Master Homebrewer's Program. Please see the links below for additional information. 


Circuit of America: